Definitions for sanctionˈsæŋk ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
authoritative permission or approval, as for an action.
something that serves to support an action, condition, etc.
something that gives binding force, as to an oath or rule of conduct.
a provision of a law enacting a penalty for disobedience. the penalty imposed.
action by a state or states calculated to force another state to comply with its obligations:
to invoke sanctions against an aggressor.
(v.t.)to authorize, approve, or allow.
to ratify or confirm.
to impose a sanction on; penalize, esp. by way of discipline.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of sanction:
1555–65; < L sānctiō
sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)
formal and explicit approval
"a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
authority, authorization, authorisation, sanction(noun)
official permission or approval
"authority for the program was renewed several times"
the act of final authorization
"it had the sanction of the church"
approve, O.K., okay, sanction(verb)
give sanction to
"I approve of his educational policies"
give authority or permission to
give religious sanction to, such as through on oath
"sanctify the marriage"
An approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.
A penalty, or some coercive measure, intended to ensure compliance; especially one adopted by several nations, or by an international body.
A law, treaty, or contract, or a clause within a law, treaty, or contract, specifying the above.
To ratify; to make valid.
To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
To penalize (a State etc.) with sanctions.
Origin: From sanction.
solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation
anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions
to give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'sanction' in Nouns Frequency: #2176
Translations for sanction
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
permission or approval
The soldier's action did not have the sanction of his commanding officer.
- goedkeuring, toestemmingAfrikaans
- إقْرار، مُوافَقَهArabic
- autorizaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die BilligungGerman
- έγκριση, χορήγηση άδειαςGreek
- sanción, autorización, permisoSpanish
- luba, heakskiitEstonian
- sankcija, dozvolaCroatian
- izin, persetujuanIndonesian
- leyfi, heimildIcelandic
- 허가, 인가Korean
- sankcija; atļaujaLatvian
- tillatelse, godkjenning, sanksjonNorwegian
- aprobata, zezwoleniePolish
- مننه، تصويب، منظورولPashto
- одобрение, разрешение; санкцияRussian
- súhlas, schválenieSlovak
- bifall, godkännande, tillstånd, sanktionSwedish
- การอนุญาต; การอนุมัติThai
- resmî izinTurkish
- 批准Chinese (Trad.)
- затвердження; офіційний дозвілUkrainian
- sự phê chuẩnVietnamese
- 批准Chinese (Simp.)
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